11 June 2013
It is time to celebrate the unadulterated splendidness at the zenith of drink sophistication - gin. We are rather partial to a fine gin tipple, and to mark this wonderful relationship with gin, we have a special selection just for you...
From 15th June - 31st July our marvellous gin concoctions are available for £5.95. Whet your whistle and revel in the gin delight...
Gin & Sin
Peach & Elderflower Collins
Signature Hendrick's G&T
Signature Bloom G&T
10 June 2013
When a pair of socks just isn't enough...
It's common knowledge that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and that's why we think the best possible Father's Day gift has to involve food.
Treat him to a hearty full English breakfast and a good strong cup of coffee, the perfect start to the day.
Or why not tuck into a tasty lunch, with a range of succulent steaks, our special sticky beef ribs or our famous pork belly dish... pint of beer optional...
If you can't make it on Father's Day, don't forget we also sell gift vouchers so he can go whenever he likes next time.
10 June 2013
International guitarist Graham Gillot is playing live in the Blue Boar on Friday 14th June, from 9pm. Graham Gillot combines catchy original vocal songs with virtuosic instrumental music, with impressive original songs that define their own music.
Provided to us by the Witney Music Festival, this evening will be an unmissable opportunity to see guitar playing at its finest. Come along for a pint and watch raw talent unfold..
2 May 2013
This bank holiday weekend is set to be a scorcher (okay, well it's warm for England anyway..!), and we're hotting things up with a BBQ in our courtyard area and some live acoustic music.
Join us for our famous homemade beef burgers, a glass of Pimms or a cocktail or two, while enjoying the relaxing sounds of some acoustic talent and soaking up a few rays.
Enjoy the long bank holiday weekend in style with great food, drink and sunshine!
7 March 2013
Finally, another bank holiday weekend is upon us at the end of March, and Easter is a perfect time to make the most of some time off and to spend more time with friends and family.
From Friday 29th March to 1st April, we'll be offering Easter food specials, with a delicious traditional Sunday roast on Easter Sunday. Bring the children along for some family time, a hot chocolate and a cake should do the trick!
Make the most of an extra few nights of drinking, or relax with a lazy brunch over the long weekend. We'll sort the rest for you.
21 February 2013
It's that time of the year again - that perfect opportunity to show your mother your appreciation when it matters most.
That's why we're offering champagne breakfast; for something different that will be the perfect treat, served from 9am to midday on Sunday 10th March.
For the traditionalists, our usual Sunday Roast will hit the spot. With premium 100% British beef from Aubrey Allen, golden roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, light and crispy Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy, there's nothing not to like.
Our a la carte lunch and dinner menus will also be available throughout the day, and for a fail safe option, our wine list and cocktail menu are always a good option!
8 January 2013
Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day....
Celebrate Valentine's Day in the romantic, intimate setting of The Blue Boar. We'll have roses, candlelight and everything else to make your evening special.
Our mouth-watering three course menu, specially created by our Head Chef, includes a glass of Prosecco and is available on 14th, 15th and 16th February. £35 per person.
2 January 2013
"There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing", said Robert Burns.
What is certain is that anyone can join in on Burns Night!
Celebrate the best of Scottish and embrace Burns Night. It's also a Friday night this year so it's an ideal excuse to rid yourself of those January blues and get out and have some fun.
We're offering a fantastic Burns Supper to include three courses, live music and whisky tasting for £25 per person.
23 November 2012
If you're stuck for gift ideas, we have the perfect solution for you. Why not buy some Oakman Inns gift vouchers for that special person, which can be redeemed against food and drink at any of our pubs and restaurants.
20 November 2012
It's the season of parties, and we have no party bigger than New Year's Eve here at The Blue Boar. Join us for a celebration of the end of 2012 and the start of 2013, as we'll be throwing a party in the bar to remember.
2 November 2012
November can be a dreary month; the evenings are darker, it's getting colder, and it's all about saving up for Christmas.
So we've decided to inject a little bit of excitement into Witney and we have a line up of some fantastic live music throughout November just for you.
19 October 2012
The sausage is one of the nation's favourite foods, and we're going to be making the most of this during British Sausage Week. From the 5th to 11th November, our specials board will be adorned with sauasage goodness, as our Head Chefs get creative with some sausage specials.
2 October 2012
It's that time of year which allows us to dress up and have a bit of fun, and as the nights start drawing in towards Winter, we think it's perfectly justified to go all out. We're throwing a Halloween party on Friday 2nd November, and it's going to be a blast.
21 September 2012
The Greene Note original live music night is back for October, with former Mohair frontman Tom Billington bringing his eclectic style to the Bosworth Suite, as well as the fantastic JonPaul Palombo and others.
This is a music night like no other in Witney - these artists display raw talent, charisma, and a passion for music, with tours and albums under their belts.
Find out more about Tom here: http://www.tombillington.co.uk and JonPaul here: http://www.jonpaulpalombo.com
The Greene Note at the Blue Boar is on the third Thursday of every month.
Advance tickets £7 (£8 on the night), concessions £5. Tickets available from the Blue Boar or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/185619
Doors open 8.15pm.
10 September 2012
Cheese is always a winner, so what better excuse to eat it than in celebration of British Cheese Week between 22nd and 30th September?
We'll be serving up a selection of tempting cheeses on our special cheese platters, perfect with a glass of wine on a mild Autumn evening.
3 August 2012
On Friday 6 July 2012 the Blue Boar played host to the IoD business lunch for members with Rt Hon David Cameron MP. A total of 24 IoD members attended what was a popular and informative lunch, held in the Bosworth Suite.
David Cameron engaged his audience by talking about the important role business has to play in improving the economy and the change that needs to happen to build a balanced economy, in which all the sectors – business, retail, and manufacturing – play a part. He also talked about the need for a diversified economy, across all sectors and regions, not one that is overly reliant on financial services and the City of London.
Commenting on the event afterwards, David Cameron said, "I was delighted to join a small group of local business people recently at an Institute of Directors members’ lunch. We discussed a range of very important issues which affect businesses both locally and nationally and it was a very good opportunity for me to be able to reassure them that this Government is absolutely focused on doing everything possible to support enterprise and make Britain the best place in the world in which to start or grow a business."
It's not the first time David Cameron has visited the Blue Boar, but the networking lunch was an opportunity for the Prime Minister to sample the Blue Boar's great food!
1 August 2012
The Greene Note is a brand new original live music night in the heart of Witney, held in the Bosworth Suite on the third Thursday of every month.
To kickstart this exciting monthly event, Thursday 20th September will see Fred's House, Charlie Goodall and other guest acts in a display of raw musical talent.
Making the trip from Cambridge, Fred's House bring their rich harmonies to the Greene Note audience at the Blue Boar, ably supported by Charlie Goodall and others.
This promises to be an unmissable music night with an amazing atmosphere.
Advance tickets are £7 (£8 on the night), concessions £5 (£6 on the night). Doors 8.15pm
You can buy tickets from The Blue Boar or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/179234
10 July 2012
This year, British Food Fortnight which traditionally takes place during the Autumn, runs at the same time as the Olympics under the title ‘Love British Food 2012’ (27th July to 12th August 2012).
With excitement building across Britain as the Olympics draws nearer, the stage is set for a huge showcase of British food when the eyes of the world are upon us.
To mark this momentous occasion we'll be offering a range of delicious British specials created by our Head Chef, as a daily changing menu. Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients we'll be showcasing what British food has to offer.
25 June 2012
The Blue Boar is host to another business networking meeting, so if you want to share advice, tips and discuss areas of your business with other like minded people then head to the Bosworth Suite every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm.
Opendoorz encourages those involved on whatever level, be it as a member or a guest, to work together strategically and in partnership, forming strong synergies that lead to powerful joint ventures and collaboration.
It brings together quality professionals with businesses of a similar calibre. Success is not only measured by the quality of introductions made and the tangible business resulting but by the relationships built enabling clarity of message, confidence, personal growth…. and a bit of fun!
Opendoorz Witney is a dynamic group keen to attract high calibre guests and members from the thriving local professional community.
Meeting every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm, Opendoorz invites people to contact them for an invitation to attend one of their meetings…. and of course continued chitchat, both business and social, in the bar afterwards!
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18 June 2012
We are coffee aficionados here at the Blue Boar, and because we think our coffee is great, we're running a fantastic coffee promotion available every day until 6.30pm.
£1 - Latte, Espresso, Americano, Iced Coffee/Tea, Macchiato, Teas
£1.50 - Cappuccino, Mocha, Flat White
£2 - Hot Chocolate, Speciality Coffees
All our coffees and teas are available to drink in or take away, so if you're in a rush, we'll sort it for you.
We also have a tasty selection of cakes, pastries and tray bakes to compliment your coffee, or if you're after something more, check out our range of breakfast options.
14 June 2012
Our coffee festival is coming to Witney! This is your opportunity to try a range of different speciality coffees with our tasting sessions, coffee masterclasses, coffee pudding specials and sweet treats, as well as learning some interesting coffee facts - always good to acquire random bits of knowledge.
With three different speciality espresso roasts and two filter roasts for you to try, with different beans in each, you can brush up on your discerning coffee taste. All our coffees will also be available to take away if you have to rush off!
We'll be offering free tastings of our filter coffee at 8.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am with tasting cards to help you identify different flavours as well as an inspiring talk by our connoisseur and Coffee Development Manager, Tom.
There will be some indulgent coffee puddings specially created by our Head Chef, as well as a range of cakes, biscuits and tray bakes to compliment your coffee.
Learn some fascinating facts about coffee and get involved in the coffee culture!
24 May 2012
This week has seen the start of the Walk4Matt fundraising walk for The Matt Hampson Foundation, in which a group of dedicated challengers take on an epic 110 mile walk along the canal towpath from Rugby to Twickenham.
The Blue Boar is one of the event sponsors, with our logo emblazoned on the side of one of the 12 support narrow boats. As well as storing all the essentials, these also provide accommodation and much-needed rest for the weary walkers.
At each evening's stop along the route there has also been a wealth of entertainment, such as a celebrity cricket match featuring Harry Ellis, Freddie Tuilagi, Paul Nixon, and Phil de Freitas, held at Tring Cricket Club in Hertfordshire. Our sister site The Akeman provided a pretty awesome BBQ for the event too!
The walk has been supported by all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby Union Clubs, as well as huge involvement from fantastic charity Special Effect, with who Matt Hampson is a patron.
We wish the team the best of luck in completing this admirable feat!
The Matt Hampson Foundation was established in 2011 and provides support, advice, relief or treatment to people suffering from serious injury or disability through sport. It was set up by Matt Hampson, who was on the U21 England Rugby team before a serious injury paralysed him from the neck down. More information is available at www.matthampsonfoundation.org
4 May 2012
Don't forget, it's Father's Day on June 17th, and everyone knows that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. That's why we're offering man-sized traditional English breakfasts, a range of hearty specials on our lunch and evening menus, and maybe even a Sunday roast to cover all bases.
That should do the trick, and throw in a few pints or a nice glass of whisky, and you can have a perfect man's day out.
11 April 2012
If you fancy a bit of speed dating, then we're hosting a great event on Friday 18th May in the Bosworth Suite. A speed dating night for 45's plus, and what's more, it's all in the name of charity as all proceeds are donated to Cancer Research.
With two speed dating sessions starting at 7pm and 8.30pm, tickets are £10 including a free raffle ticket. There will be a chance to win a meal for two at the Blue Boar, so the incentive is there to come along and try your luck in more ways than one!
Tickets are available to buy at the Blue Boar or via Elaine, on 07879 550064 or email@example.com
Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts - session time will be specified on your ticket.
2 April 2012
Witney played backdrop to a gruelling event on Thursday 29th March, as brave locals plucked up the courage to walk on fire and glass for charity Special Effect, raising a phenomenal £9.5k in the process.
Witney-based businesses, residents, and just the downright mad took on the daunting challenge of walking 20 feet over shards of razor-sharp glass made up of 2,000 broken wine bottles and also over white-hot wood embers burning at 1236 degrees Farenheit, all in the name of raising money for superb charity Special Effect.